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Senior Financial Accountant

Department Finance Date Posted 4/18/2017

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2017-3215

LocationCentennial Place 520 - 3rd Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Job Title:                    Senior Financial Accountant

Employee Type:         Term Contract (12 months – June/July  start date)

Reports to:                  Manager, Financial Reporting

Posting Date:              April 19, 2017

Closing Date:              May 3, 2017

Location:                    Calgary, Corporate Office


Purpose of Role:


Based in MEG’s Corporate Office in Calgary, this position will contribute to the success of MEG Energy Corp. by providing current, relevant and key financial performance information to internal and external stakeholders at MEG Energy.


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual MD&A and quarterly and annual financial statements and notes

  • Provide research and guidance for financial statements and MDA in compliance with IFRS and Canadian regulatory requirements

  • In consultation with the Manager, Financial Reporting and external advisors, determine accounting treatment and disclosure for complex and non-routine transactions

  • Implement and document application of recently-released IFRS standards

  • Support and assist in the month end processing and closing procedures necessary for preparation of financial information



  • CA accounting designation supplemented with a minimum of 10 years post qualification experience

  • Experience in preparation of financial statements and MD&A for an oil and gas public company

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting standards and disclosure requirements under Canadian IFRS required  

  • Experience with key transitional issues with new accounting standards such as IFRS 9, 15 and 16 is an asset



  • Motivated individual who is a team player with a positive attitude

  • Demonstrates flexibility, attention to detail and proven ability to meet tight deadlines for completion of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports

  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving and decision making capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills including ability to present information clearly and consistently  


MEG Energy is a Canadian oil sands company focused on sustainable in situ development and production in the southern Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta. MEG has a large, high-quality resource base – one that we believe holds some of the best in situ resources in Alberta. We are proud to develop and implement innovative technologies that efficiently maximize production while minimizing our environmental impact - an approach that is not only important to our stakeholders, but also to our team at MEG. These include our Diluent Removal Facility and proprietary HI-Q® technology. Our company is home to some of the industry’s top talent, boasting decades of experience that span nearly every thermal oil sands project developed in Alberta over the past 20 years. We hire individuals who share our commitment to excellence in all that we do and those who are passionate about responsible energy development

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. MEG Energy is an equal opportunity employer.
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